Gnarls Barkley Lyrics

Wake up, wake up, wake up,
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up,
Ah ha
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up,

It's naughty
Very naughty
Without a care
I'm compassionate about killing her
I'd have my way with what's left of the will in her
Cosmopolitans and cocaine and an occasional pill in her
When she spoke
I saw a spark
But it was dark so
I drove her home
When she died
Sexy suicide
Sweet nothings for the Nam
You feel where I'm coming from
Have no fear
Everything's is fine
My girl parties
All the time

Did you hear what I said
With this ring I do wed
A body in my bed
She was cool when I met her
But I think I like her better

Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

The production is progressive
But the reason is retro
The cause of cold blooded murder
I named it neo-necro
I whisper in her ear
To hear an echo
Echo, co, co
I keep her
It's cheaper
I love too much to let go
We discussed over dinner how she would die
Before the day was done
So I caught her just in time to have a little fun
And you could use a little sun
So scream and holler
Run and play
Wish you could die
Another day

Come back to see this house
Done what I could to revive
My soft side survived
Thought you was alright
And she was alive


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Its not about literally having sex with a body. He's comparing picking up someone thats fucked up (cosmopolitan, cocaine, occasional pills) to a dead body. He's saying the lack of emotion when having sex with someone that messed up is like the person isn't even alive. Thats my take anyway.

William Palacios-Toledo

Lack of emotion? It's called rape breh.


sounds like he's speaking from experience given the recent charges.


This song gives me the chills. At first I thought it was Taboo in a hip-hop song, but figuring out the actual meaning - it's not Taboo. Dark Romance, if anything. In this song they speak about being with a woman who uses drugs (cocaine, an occasional pill..) and compare the lack of emotion and passion in such relationship to one with a dead body. But the character loves it that way. Scary shit..

Glen Greene

Shows you what god he worships. Death. Don't let this evil person lead you down the Broadway. For the end thereof IS death. Choose life and IT more abundantly. Choose a relationship with the Creator. Time is short as we ALL can see... or will you not?

Fatima Amerson

I think this song illustrates the lack of consciousness within humanity.


"Cosmopolitans, cocaine and the occasional pill in her..." <--- story of my life :(

annie Golden

yes-I can't get enough of itđź’ś!!!

Danielle Gamble

@crazycousined Oh yeah, that's always the way I've interpreted the song- that's why I love it! He's not afraid to be intelligent in his music- fantastic lyrics, beautiful symbolism

Grant VanDyke

God, this blew my mind....YOU SIR ARE A GENIOUS

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